Author Archives: Mike Hoffman


Create A Clipping Mask in Photoshop

Creating a clipping mask in Photoshop will let you use the content of a layer as a mask to reveal a portion of a layer or layers above it. The bottom layer, or base layer, […]

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Winter in Florida

When it’s winter in Florida, even the middle of December is a wonderful time to be out of doors. The rest of the country is dealing with the frigid fingers of the winter jet stream! […]

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Adobe launches Project Felix 3D design tool

With seemingly little fanfare, Adobe has now launched its public beta program for Project Felix, a 3D design tool for graphic designers (first announced earlier this year at Adobe MAX). Without the difficult learning curve […]

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Lightroom Import – Multiple Processes?

When you start your import process with Lightroom, you may have noticed a progress bar. This appears in the upper left part of the window, near the Lightroom logo. It seems to be tracking the […]

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More fun from the Dolphin Tour

Last week, I mentioned our trip aboard The Dolphin Explorer, and here are a couple more photos from that tour. We really did see a lot of dolphin, and the guides knew them all by […]

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Ospreys Three

For our summer vacation, we visited Marco Island, Florida, and during our stay, we were fortunate to enjoy The Dolphin Explorer – a “three hour tour” that was part eco-education, part dolphin-watching, and part just […]

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The Magic Behind You

Sometimes when you’re shooting photos, they say, you need to turn around to see what’s behind you. Such was the case recently when I was watching a beautiful Florida sunset. I turned around by chance, […]

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Typekit for All Creative Cloud Users

The Adobe Typekit font library has been a tremendous asset to anyone who subscribed to the full Creative Cloud. Typekit makes a wide range of inspiring fonts available to use across web, desktop and mobile […]

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Sunshine Skyway – Bridge to Inspiration

Here in Saint Petersburg, Florida, I’m privileged to live very close to the Sunshine Skyway bridge – a grandiose, modern style suspension bridge that links Pinellas County with Manatee County to the south, by spanning […]

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Gatorland Rookery Photos

This past Saturday, I had the opportunity to head to Gatorland in Orlando, Florida. Despite its kitschy premise and old-time Florida tourist feel, the attraction is home to a huge number of nesting birds, and […]

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